1965 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Final power ratings for the 1965 season are listed below. Home field advantage for this year was .534 and the root for determining point spreads was 0.993.

The average home field advantage for this year is 2.25 points.

Some game locations are unknown and have been estimated. Research continues.

KEY: PR=Final power rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule.


Rank Team PR PS SOS PF PA Wins Losses Ties Pct Conference
1 Michigan State .905 .661 .803 23.91 6.91 10 1 0 .909 Big Ten
2 Alabama .855 .890 .769 23.27 9.73 9 1 1 .864 SEC
3 Tennessee .842 .588 .786 20.00 8.91 8 1 2 .818 SEC
4 UCLA .841 .536 .950 23.36 15.27 8 2 1 .773 AAWU
5 Arkansas .834 .837 .592 30.09 10.73 10 1 0 .909 SWC
6 Notre Dame .811 .705 .713 27.00 7.30 7 2 1 .750 Eastern Independent
7 Nebraska .795 .781 .456 31.73 11.73 10 1 0 .909 Big 8
8 Southern California .787 .741 .661 26.20 9.20 7 2 1 .750 AAWU
9 Missouri .753 .743 .603 20.27 9.18 8 2 1 .773 Big 8
10 Purdue .752 .653 .668 22.70 12.70 7 2 1 .750 Big Ten
11 Louisiana State .744 .805 .719 24.09 14.91 8 3 0 .727 SEC
12 Mississippi .734 .769 .793 16.27 10.45 7 4 0 .636 SEC
13 Dartmouth .733 .600 .205 30.11 7.89 9 0 0 1.000 Ivy
14 Florida .719 .755 .736 21.73 13.55 7 4 0 .636 SEC
15 Kentucky .710 .596 .788 20.20 16.00 6 4 0 .600 SEC
16 Tulsa .697 .634 .524 29.18 15.55 8 3 0 .727 MVC
17 Illinois .695 .662 .647 23.50 11.80 6 4 0 .600 Big Ten
18 Texas Tech .684 .564 .576 25.27 20.18 8 3 0 .727 SWC
19 Syracuse .681 .743 .560 23.70 14.60 7 3 0 .700 Eastern Independent
20 East Carolina .678 .289 .083 29.90 8.30 9 1 0 .900 Southern
21 Georgia .677 .673 .737 18.60 15.80 6 4 0 .600 SEC
22 Georgia Tech .675 .755 .604 23.00 15.55 7 3 1 .682 South/West Independent
23 Ohio State .668 .700 .547 17.33 13.11 7 2 0 .778 Big Ten
24 Utah State .666 .687 .336 27.10 13.60 8 2 0 .800 South/West Independent
25 Princeton .665 .677 .225 31.22 11.11 8 1 0 .889 Ivy
26 Miami (Ohio) .650 .578 .446 24.70 13.70 7 3 0 .700 MAC
27 Xavier .648 .469 .299 21.70 15.50 8 2 0 .800 Eastern Independent
28 Texas-El Paso .647 .324 .451 28.82 18.73 8 3 0 .727 South/West Independent
29 Miami (Florida) .638 .573 .633 19.90 13.80 5 4 1 .550 South/West Independent
30 Auburn .633 .725 .815 15.64 15.91 5 5 1 .500 SEC
31 Penn State .627 .745 .703 20.20 15.10 5 5 0 .500 Eastern Independent
32 Texas Christian .626 .586 .746 14.64 14.18 6 5 0 .545 SWC
33 New Mexico State .623 .478 .246 23.60 15.30 8 2 0 .800 South/West Independent
34 Stanford .620 .553 .585 14.40 14.90 6 3 1 .650 AAWU
35 Texas .620 .897 .491 23.10 15.30 6 4 0 .600 SWC
36 Washington .616 .692 .714 20.50 18.50 5 5 0 .500 AAWU
37 Washington State .613 .499 .392 13.90 10.30 7 3 0 .700 AAWU
38 Colorado .607 .441 .345 16.30 10.60 6 2 2 .700 Big 8
39 Southern Mississippi .606 .476 .259 14.11 6.67 7 2 0 .778 South/West Independent
40 North Carolina State .602 .593 .506 13.40 11.00 6 4 0 .600 ACC
41 Duke .601 .612 .528 21.60 15.70 6 4 0 .600 ACC
42 Minnesota .601 .624 .617 18.80 16.00 5 4 1 .550 Big Ten
43 Baylor .588 .671 .684 15.60 17.10 5 5 0 .500 SWC
44 Michigan .582 .709 .726 18.50 16.10 4 6 0 .400 Big Ten
45 Florida State .576 .737 .735 12.10 11.90 4 5 1 .450 South/West Independent
46 Mississippi State .574 .648 .706 20.20 17.20 4 6 0 .400 SEC
47 Bowling Green State .574 .652 .307 13.67 12.00 7 2 0 .778 MAC
48 Virginia Tech .574 .602 .281 18.80 13.40 7 3 0 .700 South/West Independent
49 Memphis .574 .638 .517 21.50 15.30 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
50 Wyoming .570 .667 .477 20.10 18.20 6 4 0 .600 WAC
51 Navy .569 .642 .619 12.80 12.90 4 4 2 .500 Eastern Independent
52 California .568 .502 .717 12.50 19.40 5 5 0 .500 AAWU
53 Southern Methodist .566 .427 .734 12.30 16.70 4 5 1 .450 SWC
54 South Carolina .563 .457 .608 15.10 16.70 5 5 0 .500 ACC
55 Oregon State .557 .691 .623 12.50 16.20 5 5 0 .500 AAWU
56 Houston .553 .508 .652 15.90 17.40 4 5 1 .450 South/West Independent
57 Clemson .552 .532 .595 11.70 13.70 5 5 0 .500 ACC
58 Western Michigan .549 .326 .322 14.22 14.11 6 2 1 .722 MAC
59 West Virginia .547 .580 .433 27.90 26.40 6 4 0 .600 Southern
60 William & Mary .547 .393 .348 19.80 16.30 6 4 0 .600 Southern
61 Louisville .547 .266 .347 21.80 16.40 6 4 0 .600 MVC
62 Brigham Young .544 .406 .347 22.90 17.80 6 4 0 .600 WAC
63 Kent .543 .352 .448 14.40 11.40 5 4 1 .550 MAC
64 Arizona State .541 .698 .440 13.20 14.20 6 4 0 .600 WAC
65 Boston College .535 .605 .328 20.90 11.70 6 4 0 .600 Eastern Independent
66 West Texas A&M .533 .433 .323 18.10 14.20 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
67 Idaho .515 .476 .388 20.10 12.50 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
68 Northwestern .515 .570 .657 14.10 20.80 4 6 0 .400 Big Ten
69 Harvard .513 .512 .235 13.33 6.89 5 2 2 .667 Ivy
70 Colgate .503 .477 .226 12.80 10.90 6 3 1 .650 Eastern Independent
71 Quantico Marines .502 .289 .212 17.70 9.80 6 4 0 .600 South/West Independent
72 North Carolina .502 .611 .632 14.60 19.50 4 6 0 .400 ACC
73 Army .498 .578 .542 11.90 13.20 4 5 1 .450 Eastern Independent
74 Oregon .488 .732 .516 16.50 18.60 4 5 1 .450 AAWU
75 Iowa State .486 .453 .303 17.80 14.70 5 4 1 .550 Big 8
76 George Washington .479 .415 .330 18.50 15.00 5 5 0 .500 Southern
77 Toledo .476 .312 .366 10.40 9.60 5 5 0 .500 MAC
78 Marshall .469 .473 .376 15.10 16.80 5 5 0 .500 MAC
79 Virginia .469 .424 .534 17.00 18.90 4 6 0 .400 ACC
80 Air Force .464 .605 .556 16.60 15.60 3 6 1 .350 South/West Independent
81 Maryland .458 .560 .487 13.20 16.40 4 6 0 .400 ACC
82 Oklahoma State .456 .532 .627 13.10 17.30 3 7 0 .300 Big 8
83 Colorado State .453 .386 .455 26.40 26.40 4 6 0 .400 South/West Independent
84 Buffalo .452 .427 .050 14.50 7.80 5 3 2 .600 Eastern Independent
85 San Jose State .450 .429 .331 18.40 19.20 5 5 0 .500 South/West Independent
86 Cincinnati .448 .583 .315 16.30 17.20 5 5 0 .500 MVC
87 Cornell .446 .437 .255 21.33 15.22 4 3 2 .556 Ivy
88 Vanderbilt .444 .433 .771 8.50 18.00 2 7 1 .250 SEC
89 Davidson .441 .218 .077 17.50 14.10 6 4 0 .600 Southern
90 Texas A&M .440 .474 .739 8.00 17.00 3 7 0 .300 SWC
91 Pittsburgh .438 .648 .695 17.30 31.10 3 7 0 .300 Eastern Independent
92 Indiana .415 .461 .636 13.40 22.50 2 8 0 .200 Big Ten
93 North Texas .397 .341 .534 18.10 31.20 3 7 0 .300 MVC
94 Utah .395 .686 .411 17.70 16.40 3 7 0 .300 WAC
95 Wake Forest .392 .407 .585 8.80 20.40 3 7 0 .300 ACC
96 Wisconsin .387 .548 .746 8.10 29.10 2 7 1 .250 Big Ten
97 Pennsylvania .380 .232 .211 15.11 21.33 4 4 1 .500 Ivy
98 Rice .374 .641 .656 12.30 24.80 2 8 0 .200 SWC
99 Furman .370 .343 .080 18.10 17.30 5 5 0 .500 Southern
100 Oklahoma .369 .747 .484 10.60 15.00 3 7 0 .300 Big 8
101 Tulane .369 .413 .804 7.10 26.80 2 8 0 .200 SEC
102 New Mexico .361 .654 .456 12.70 22.60 3 7 0 .300 WAC
103 Arizona .337 .603 .437 7.70 17.20 3 7 0 .300 WAC
104 Virginia Military Institute .331 .355 .395 12.10 20.00 3 7 0 .300 Southern
105 Kansas .330 .669 .508 11.90 21.50 2 8 0 .200 Big 8
106 Wichita State .322 .501 .433 13.33 18.89 2 7 0 .222 MVC
107 Iowa .320 .549 .685 9.40 19.20 1 9 0 .100 Big Ten
108 Yale .315 .515 .308 9.33 15.33 3 6 0 .333 Ivy
109 Wild Card U .293 .289 .336 11.57 23.29 26 61 2 .303  
110 Holy Cross .286 .448 .377 7.10 17.30 2 7 1 .250 Eastern Independent
111 Brown .285 .380 .331 14.22 18.78 2 7 0 .222 Ivy
112 Rutgers .258 .441 .152 9.33 16.89 3 6 0 .333 Eastern Independent
113 Villanova .232 .519 .415 11.33 22.89 1 8 0 .111 Eastern Independent
114 Citadel .230 .367 .310 7.70 15.90 2 8 0 .200 Southern
115 Columbia .220 .396 .294 9.22 25.44 2 7 0 .222 Ivy
116 Dayton .215 .305 .496 2.60 16.10 1 8 1 .150 MVC
117 Ohio .183 .533 .483 7.70 21.00 0 10 0 .000 MAC
118 Kansas State .148 .362 .518 4.30 29.60 0 10 0 .000 Big 8
119 Pacific .142 .215 .200 9.00 27.78 1 8 0 .111 South/West Independent
120 Richmond .133 .349 .449 4.80 28.50 0 10 0 .000 Southern
121 Lehigh .126 .162 .119 13.67 29.11 1 8 0 .111 Eastern Independent

Conference PR PS SOS Wins Losses Ties Pct Teams
SEC .664 .663 .766 64 47 5 .573 11
AAWU .636 .618 .645 47 30 4 .605 8
SWC .591 .637 .652 44 38 1 .536 8
Big Ten .584 .614 .673 48 49 3 .495 10
South/West Independent .541 .507 .422 93 72 5 .562 17
ACC .517 .525 .559 37 43 0 .463 8
Big 8 .493 .591 .480 37 41 4 .476 8
MAC .492 .461 .392 35 31 2 .529 7
Eastern Independent .476 .543 .414 62 67 8 .482 14
WAC .458 .619 .428 27 33 0 .450 6
Ivy .445 .469 .258 37 30 5 .549 8
MVC .438 .438 .442 25 34 1 .425 6
Southern .417 .368 .278 42 48 0 .467 9

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